Posted by Wil Pinkney on January 25, 2016 at 1:49 PM
PROGRAM AND COUNSEL – COMMITTEE ASSISTANT
Duties and Responsibilities
Program and Counsel provides policy analysis, in a team setting, to the New York State Assembly. Program and Counsel: (1) assists Assembly Committee Chairpersons in researching legislation in the committees and with developing policy initiatives pertinent to the committees’ jurisdiction; (2) responds to Assembly member requests for information and analysis of the State's budget and programs; and (3) provides legislative analysis and policy support to members of the New York State Assembly.
The Committee Assistant position is an entry-level position with the primary responsibility of assisting the Committee Analyst with the work of the committee to which he or she is assigned. Toward this end, a committee assistant:
- Spends considerable time tracking committee legislation.
- Stays current on the laws and available literature in the program area.
- Attends meetings with legislative, administrative, and intergovernmental staff, as well as industry and public interest groups in the assigned policy area.
The committee assistant uses this knowledge to:
- Analyze legislation and draft committee bill memoranda.
- Conduct research and prepare reports for the committee.
- Serve as a resource to committee analyst.
Committee assistants are policy staff, whose work should be objective, analytical, accurate, and thorough. In addition, for the committee assistant’s work to be useful to the New York State Assembly, it must be solution-oriented and performed in a timely manner.
Applicants must possess a Bachelors’ degree; strong writing and verbal communication skills; the ability to think quickly and multi-task; analyze large volumes of material; and, must work well with others in a fast-paced and production-oriented environment. The position requires all applicants to have a flexible schedule.
Anyone interested should email their resume to Jessica Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org.